Fiano – Mastroserio

A beautiful white wine done as her twin Italian sister Fiano d’Avelino with a tropical bouquet and nuances of caramel sauce drizzled over a tart tatin. The golden wine from Fair Play California has an amazing complexity in the palate where chopped wood flavors is beautifully engaged with mineralty and acidity.  The finish is slightly…

These 10 road trips boast wonderful sips

Not long ago, the fun-loving website Thrillist asked a bunch of wine authorities to recommend the country’s best wine regions to visit. The resulting rundown was enthusiastic and thoughtful, and prompted me to come up with my own suggestions in hopes they will be as helpful. My selection is qualified in two ways: The regions…

2010 Westerly Fletcher’s Red

AVA: Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara COMPOSITION: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 23% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc WINEMAKING NOTES: After hand sorting and destemming, each variety was fermented separately with indigenous yeasts in small stainless steel tanks. Punch downs occurred twice daily. After primary fermentation was complete, the tanks were drained and pressed into 100% French oak barrels,…

Eat, Drink and Be Local

If you had a fatal disease in Burgundy that only a bottle of Bordeaux could cure, you’d soon be dead. This is one of my favorite quotes I ever read about Wine Industry. Wine is a product of the earth and clime and so is the cousine around that winery that produce it. So if…

Estate Zinfandel 2012 – Andis Wines

Wine is ultimately about place and there’s no place like home. Our Estate Zinfandel field holds a special place and is where the Andis story took hold. We feel fortunate to have found one of the most sought after Zinfandel vineyards in the region and to have built the winery amongst these storied vines. Planted…

Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford 2013 – Honig

WINEMAKING NOTES FRUIT 88% Honig Estate Sauvignon Blanc,2.0% Honig Estate Muscat and 10% Honig Estate Semillon. VINEYARD The fruit is from select blocks of our sustainably farmed vineyard in Rutherford, Napa Valley. WINEMAKING A portion of the blend was selected from lots that were fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks and subsequently aged…